Saint Augustine, Florida—The 2022 NYC Big Book Award recognized CALI THE DESTROYER by Sol Luckman as Winner in the category of Visionary Fiction. In addition, CALI THE DESTROYER was bestowed with Distinguished Favorite status for Audiobook Fiction.
The NYC Big Book Award competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers, and professional copywriters. Selected award winners and distinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.
Previously Winner in Visionary Fiction of both the 2022 National Indie Excellent Award and 2022 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award as well as Finalist in both the New Age and Visionary Fiction categories of the 2021 International Book Awards, CALI THE DESTROYER is a page-turner of a sci-fi tale set in an Orwellian future seeded in the dystopian present that radically rewrites Gnosticism as well as the origins of the earth and humanity.
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“Like some raconteur alchemist, Luckman comingles ancient mysticism, engaging characters, and social issues to sublimate the alchemical gold that is unique but timeless storytelling. As a dystopia, the work feels like it’s happening right now. As a work of fiction, it feels like the perennial trope of man versus God—except it’s hard to tell who the villain or hero is. A simultaneously disturbing and amazing read, you’ll probably end up finding your own Philosopher’s Stone.” Author, VOICES OF GNOSTICISM & Host, Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio
Best friends? Check. Illegal lovers? Check. Mythological entities? Check.
Cali and Juice aren’t discovering love; they’re discovering they’ve always been in love—since the dawn of creation.
In this page-turner of a sci-fi tale set in an Orwellian future seeded in the dystopian present, resistance to the Archons appears futile … that is, until the Goddess and her consort spectacularly reappear straight out of ancient Gnosticism to take on the control matrix of the Fatherland.
Will the Luminous Child awaken in humanity before it’s too late?
With 2022 being a record year for books awarded due to the high level of quality and diversity of books submitted, the NYC Big Book Award received book submissions worldwide. Journalists, established authors, small and large presses and first-time indie authors participated in high numbers. Entries were received from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Cities such as Ann Arbor, Edmonton, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Philadelphia, Santa Cruz, Singapore, Toronto, Vancouver were among the entries. Winners were recognized from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malta, Sweden, and the United States.
Awarded titles hailed from Blackstone Publishing, Friesen Press, Gatekeeper Press, and Greenleaf Book Group Press. Exemplary children publishers included Mango and Marigold Press. Independent presses such as Gibbs Smith Books, Koehler Books, Rowman & Littlefield, and She Writes Press earned winner and distinguished favorite awards. HarperCollins, MacMillan and Penguin Random House were among the large publishers that entered.
”We are elated to highlight these authors’ books, recognize their excellence, and share their achievements,“ said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak. ”With our newly formatted website and expanded reach, we look forward to showcasing these titles to a larger audience.“
“A thought-provoking and absorbing dystopian tale with a New Age touch [that] balances the exploration of human relationships with environmental, social, and political issues … CALI THE DESTROYER is an illuminating and deep read, and the result is a must-read tale in tune with contemporary concerns that it dresses up as an Orwellian future.” Readers’ Favorite
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sol Luckman is a pioneering ink and acrylic painter whose work has been featured on mainstream book covers, the fast-paced trading game BAZAAR, and at least one tattoo on a female leg last sighted in Australia. Sol is also an acclaimed author of fiction, nonfiction, and humor.
Sol’s visionary novel SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING, the coming-of-age tale of one extraordinary boy’s awakening to the world-changing reality of his dreams, won the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for New Age Fiction.
Written with young adult and young-at-heart readers in mind, SNOOZE further proved its literary merit by being selected as a 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Finalist in the Young Adult-Coming of Age category and receiving an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Beach Book Festival Prize competition in the General Fiction category.
Building on this deep dive into lucid dreaming, parallel universes and Hindu mysticism, Sol’s new novel, CALI THE DESTROYER—a page-turner of a sci-fi tale set in an Orwellian future seeded in the dystopian present that radically rewrites Gnosticism as well as the origins of the earth and humanity—was selected as Winner of the 2022 NYC Big Book Award and 2022 National Indie Excellence Award for Visionary Fiction, Silver Medalist for Visionary Fiction in the 2022 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest, Finalist in both the New Age and Visionary Fiction categories of the 2021 International Book Awards, and Distinguished Favorite for Audio Fiction in the 2022 NYC Big Book Awards.
Sol’s popular book of humor and satire, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY: A SPIRITED GLOSSARY FOR THE LITTLE DEVIL IN YOU, received the 2017 National Indie Excellence Award for Humor and was selected as a Finalist in the Humor category of both the 2018 International Book Awards and the 2018 Best Book Awards.